Dress: quinze heures trente, Jeans Jacket: Yes or No, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)
This week a very summerly blogpost! I have spent a few days in Holland, this time not only enjoying family time, but real holidays too. The great thing about going on holidays to a place very familiar is that you can easily ignore the urge to see and do as much as possible. I like that type of short breaks too (as you can read here), but since I was totally in the mood for pure relaxing, a short holiday in Holland seemed like a good plan to me. And right I was.
We only had sunny days during our whole stay. It was a bit cold at first and then…. absolutely superb summer weather. We stayed in a cute cottage in Zeeland, at the edge of the dune forest. Every morning we woke up at the sound of chirping birds and deers often visited the garden at dusk. The cottage was so close to the dunes and the beach that we could either walk to the beach or take our bikes and cycle through the lovely dune forests to explore beaches further away. The beach and the sea always have so much to offer, even if the weather is less sunny. Strolls, reading, relaxing and swimming on warm and sunny days or long walks with hot chocolate and apple pie on cold and windy days…I just love the beauty of the beach, as my little photo diary shows you.
The first day was sunny though still a bit cold…
Shoes: Vans, Trousers: Jacqueline de Yong, Shirt: H&M, Jacket: Only, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)
A stroll on the beach is always a good idea!
The next day was already much warmer, although I was happy that I brought my cropped jeans jacket with me to the beach because of the still somewhat cold wind. The tunica dress I’m wearing is very light, so perfect to throw in your bag for a day on the beach. It takes up no room at all and this one has got lots of thoughtful details, which makes it an original and easy wear.
Dress: quinze heures trente , Jeans Jacket: Yes or No, Sunglasses: Cerjo (all previous seasons)
The sea isn’t just about beauty. It also forms a risk for this part of The Netherlands (a large part of the country lies below sea level). In 1953 there was a huge flood, costing 1836 people in Zeeland their lives. You can visit a museum (Watersnoodmuseum) to learn all about this awful February night, the rebuilding and the famous Delta Works. The museum is located in four caissons that were used in 1953 to close the final gap in the dyke, which is very special and fascinating. Below you see a few of the names of the victims of that disastrous night.
The last couple of days we had real summer weather. You may recognise the outfit from two weeks ago (King’s Day post), when I told you how great it this skirt is for parties or more formal events. This is a beach version of the same skirt: just add a simple tanktop and you are all set for a stylish stroll!
Skirt and top: H&M, Sunglasses: Cerjo
How about you? What is your opinion on beach holidays?
PS: Greetje of nofearoffashion asked for a photo with details of the tunica dress (see comments below). Here it is! I am sure you like the lace elements and the different patterns as much as I do!